George Ulrich

Prof. George Ulrich is currently Programme Director of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA). He held the position of Rector and Professor of Human Rights at the Riga Graduate School of Law from 2009-2016. Prior to this, he served as EIUC Secretary General from 2003-2009 and as Academic Coordinator / Programme Director of EMA from 2001- 2004. From 1999-2001 he was Senior Researcher at the Danish Centre for Human Rights and from 1996-1998 Research Fellow at the Institute of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, and visiting researcher at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

He obtained his Ph.D. as well as an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, Canada, and holds the degree of Cand. Mag. in Social Anthropology and History of Ideas from Aarhus University, Denmark.

Among George Ulrich’s current research interests are issues related to the history and philosophy of human rights, human rights diplomacy, human rights and development cooperation, health and human rights, international medical ethics, and ethics for human rights professionals.